Friday, March 30, 2012

Is Science Broken? Part 3: Incentives Favor Fraud.

Has modern science become dysfunctional?:
"More concerning, say the editors, is that this trend may be a symptom of a growing dysfunction in the biomedical sciences, one that needs to be addressed soon. At the heart of the problem is an economic incentive system fueling a hypercompetitive environment that is fostering poor scientific practices, including frank misconduct."
It's a logical product of the end of the idea of honor.

Previous posts. Thanks to John Durant.

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